Keyboard 1

Course State Description:

Students build fundamental piano techniques while learning to read music, acquire and apply knowledge of basic music theory, and explore the role of keyboard music in history and culture. Beginning pianists develop skills in analytical listening and explore musical creativity in the form of basic improvisation and basic composition. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

    Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

    Understanding 1: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
  • MU.912.C.1.1 BAC  Apply listening strategies to promote appreciation and understanding of unfamiliar musical works.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.912.C.2.1 BAC  Evaluate and make appropriate adjustments to personal performance in solo and ensembles.
  • MU.912.C.2.2 E R  Evaluate performance quality in recorded and/or live performances.
  • Understanding 3: The processes of critiquing works of art lead to development of critical-thinking skills transferable to other contexts.
  • MU.912.C.3.1 E R  Make critical evaluations, based on exemplary models, of the quality and effectiveness of performances and apply the criteria to personal development in music.
  • Big Idea: English Language Development for English Language Learners

    Understanding SI: Language of Social and Instructional Purposes
  • ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1 BAC  English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
  • Big Idea: Innovation, Technology, and the Future

    Understanding 1: Creating, interpreting, and responding in the arts stimulate the imagination and encourage innovation and creative risk-taking.
  • MU.912.F.1.1 BAC  "Analyze and evaluate the effect of ""traditional"" and contemporary technologies on the development of music."
  • Understanding 3: The 21st-century skills necessary for success as citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy are embedded in the study of the arts.
  • MU.912.F.3.2 NTK R  Summarize copyright laws that govern printed, recorded, and on-line music to promote legal and responsible use of intellectual property and technology.
  • MU.912.F.3.3 BAC  Define, prioritize, monitor, and successfully complete tasks related to individual musical performance or project presentation, without direct oversight, demonstrating skills for use in the workplace.
  • Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections

    Understanding 1: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
  • MU.912.H.1.1 BAC  Investigate and discuss how a culture's traditions are reflected through its music.
  • MU.912.H.1.2 NTK R  Compare the work of, and influences on, two or more exemplary composers in the performance medium studied in class.
  • MU.912.H.1.5 I R  Analyze music within cultures to gain understanding of authentic performance practices.
  • Understanding 3: Connections among the arts and other disciplines strengthen learning and the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to and from other fields.
  • MU.912.H.3.1 NTK R  Apply knowledge of science, math, and music to demonstrate, through an acoustic or digital performance medium, how sound production affects musical performance.
  • Big Idea: Language Standards

    Understanding 1: Conventions of Standard English
  • LAFS.910.L.1.1 BAC  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • Big Idea: Mathematical Practice

    Understanding 5: Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.5.1 BAC  Use appropriate tools strategically. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. They detect possible errors. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
  • Understanding 6: Attend to precision.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.6.1 BAC  Attend to precision. Proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose.
  • Understanding 7: Look for and make use of structure.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.7.1 BAC  Look for and make use of structure. Proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects.
  • Big Idea: Organizational Structure

    Understanding 1: Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.
  • MU.912.O.1.1 I R  Evaluate the organizational principles and conventions in musical works and discuss their effect on structure.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.912.O.3.2 E O  Interpret and perform expressive elements indicated by the musical score and/or conductor.
  • Big Idea: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12

    Understanding 2: Craft and Structure
  • LAFS.910.RST.2.4 BAC  Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.
  • Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

    Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • DA.912.S.2.1 BAC  Sustain focused attention, respect, and discipline during class, rehearsal, and performance.
  • Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
  • MU.912.S.1.1 I C  Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases over harmonic progressions.
  • MU.912.S.1.3 I C  Arrange a musical work by manipulating two or more aspects of the composition.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.912.S.3.1 BAC  Synthesize a broad range of musical skills by performing a varied repertoire with expression, appropriate stylistic interpretation, technical accuracy, and kinesthetic energy.
  • MU.912.S.3.4 E R  Analyze and describe the effect of rehearsal sessions and/or strategies on refinement of skills and techniques.
  • MU.912.S.3.5 E P  Develop and demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.910.SL.1.1 BAC  Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • LAFS.910.SL.1.2 BAC  Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
  • LAFS.910.SL.1.3 BAC  Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
  • Understanding 2: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • LAFS.910.SL.2.4 BAC  Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
  • Big Idea: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

    Understanding 3: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • LAFS.910.WHST.3.7 BAC  Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.